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Fall Harvest

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in fall, Kid Friendly, Meat, Pasta, seasonal recipes, Slow Cooker, Soup | 0 comments

Fall Harvest

This week’s menu has a lot of diversity and some real winners with the fall local harvest, The family especially loved the butternut squash enchiladas. I included a soup to make use of your turkey leftovers….it was very tasty and satisfying. Lots of soups…I could eat them every day!   Sunday Butternut Squash Enchiladas                 Delicata Rings 1 delicata squash…1/2 inch slices 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp butter, melted salt & pepper…to taste bread crumbs 1 Tbsp chopped fresh or dried…thyme Pre-heat oven to 425F Wash & slice squash, into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices. Cut out center...

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Fallish

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in fall, Kid Friendly, Pasta, seasonal recipes, Slow Cooker, Soup, Vegetables | 0 comments

Fallish

I think it’s fall. Halloween is over and all the magazines are sharing their Thanksgiving best. I saw moments of cool weather, followed by heat and winds so I’m not sure what to think or what to cook these days. I’m letting the local produce be my guide and it’s beginning to resemble fall. Lettuce, zucchini, green beans, delicata squash, grape tomatoes, parsley, spinach, persimmons, apples, asparagus, Asian pears, avocado,  red pears, Fuji apples Valencia oranges, and pomegranates. Next posting I’ll have several good squash recipes as the squash is already rolling in. Sunday I’m always looking for recipes for persimmons. A fellow...

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Wanderer’s All

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 in fall, Kid Friendly, Meat, Pasta, Salad, seasonal recipes, Sides, Slow Cooker | 0 comments

Wanderer’s All

Anthony and I are reading the Classic The Wind in the Willow’s by Kenneth Grahame with the boys every night. Tonight we read a chapter that seemed to sum up my state of mind perfectly – Chapter 9 “Wanderer’s All.”  It begins “The Water Rat was restless, and he did not exactly know why. There was a feeling in the air of change and departure.” The chapter goes on to speak of the harvest, the movement of the swallows and the field mice south, and an encounter with a traveling gypsy rat. The “change” in seasons – if you can call it that here in schizophrenic San Diego has brought with it some melancholy and a...

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Saucy

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 in Casseroles, Pasta, Salad, seasonal recipes, Sides, summer | 0 comments

Saucy

I have officially marked this as a “summer post” in the categories…ahhhh I love summer. Even the sometimes gloomy grey beginnings of the San Diego summers bring a sense of optimism and lightness rather than the gloom. I won’t be able to completely put the soups and comfort food behind me, but I am definitely looking forward to the lighter side that summer brings; and not just in the food! The Spring Cleaning from earlier in the year has brought a beautiful backyard now full of soccer playing, barbecuing, and gardening. Our meals have moved outside whenever we can manage it and there’s just so much connection happening with the family and...

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There’s just too much goodness

Posted on May 4, 2012 in Kid Friendly, Pasta, Poultry, Salad, seasonal recipes, Sides, spring, Vegetables | 0 comments

There’s just too much goodness

This week’s post will be all about some of my favorite ways to use this week’s Spring bounty….there’s just so much goodness to go around! Avocado ,Valencia oranges, strawberries, red grapefruit, mango, peppers, carrots, beets, Swiss chard or bok choi,  heirloom tomatoes,  lettuce, shallots, arugula or cilantro, red potatoes, broccoli, red leaf lettuce, baby spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard greens, turnip, basil or dill, oro blanco grapefruit, navel oranges, radishes, sprouts, strawberries. Oh My!   Sunday    Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes Mustard Chicken This is definitely a meal fit for a Sunday dinner. It’s more...

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Bring in the new

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 in Kid Friendly, Pasta, Poultry, Salad, seasonal recipes, Slow Cooker, Soup, spring | 0 comments

Bring in the new

When I opened the month with my commitment to Spring Cleaning I knew that when you clean up you invariably make room for something else, usually something even better,  to move in. My closet is clean, painted and organized. My body played without dairy and meat for the first couple weeks. I’m moving my body more than ever and my mind is listening – much more to what I need….and then look what the breeze blew in. I’m still beaming from my visit to Seabreeze organic farm. The beautiful spring breeze seemed to carry me there and when I landed I was greeted by Stephanie, the owner and creator of this oasis. Her story is inspiring and her smile is...

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